"Child" means a person who is eligible for early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment under part 9505.1699.
"Community health clinic" means a clinic that provides services by or under the supervision of a physician and that:
is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 317A;
is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code of 1986, section 501(c)(3), as amended through December 31, 1987;
is established to provide health services to low-income population groups; and
has written clinic policies describing the services provided by the clinic and concerning (1) the medical management of health problems, including problems that require referral to physicians, (2) emergency health services, and (3) the maintenance and review of health records by the physician.
"Department" means the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
"Diagnosis" means the identification and determination of the nature or cause of a disease or abnormality through the use of a health history; physical, developmental, and psychological examination; and laboratory tests.
"Early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment program" or "EPSDT program" means the program that provides screening, diagnosis, and treatment under parts 9505.1693 to 9505.1748; Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 441.55, as amended through October 1, 1986; and Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.02, subdivision 8, paragraph (12).
"EPSDT provider agreement" means the agreement required by part 9505.1703, subpart 2.
[Repealed, L 2015 c 78 art 5 s 5]
"Follow-up" means efforts by a local agency to ensure that a screening requested for a child is provided to that child and that diagnosis and treatment indicated as necessary by a screening are also provided to that child.
"Head Start agency" refers to the child development program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Administration for Children, Youth and Families.
"Local agency" means the county welfare board, multicounty welfare board, or human service agency established in Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.02, subdivision 6, and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 393.
"Medical assistance" means the program authorized by title XIX of the Social Security Act and Minnesota Statutes, chapters 256 and 256B.
"Outreach" means efforts by the department or a local agency to inform eligible persons about early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment or to encourage persons to use the EPSDT program.
"Parent" refers to the genetic or adoptive parent of a child.
"Physician" means a person who is licensed to provide health services within the scope of the person's profession under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 147.
"Prepaid health plan" means a health insurer licensed and operating under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 60A, 62A, and 62C, and a health maintenance organization licensed and operating under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62D to provide health services to recipients of medical assistance entitlements.
"Public health nursing service" means the nursing program provided by a community health board under Minnesota Statutes, section 145A.04, subdivisions 1 and 1a.
"Screening" means the use of quick, simple procedures to separate apparently well children from those who need further examination for possible physical, developmental, or psychological problems.
"Skilled professional medical personnel" and "supporting staff" means persons as defined by Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 432.2, as amended through October 1, 1987.
"Treatment" means the prevention, correction, or amelioration of a disease or abnormality identified by screening or diagnosis.
13 SR 1150; L 1989 c 304 s 137; L 2015 c 21 art 1 s 109; L 2015 c 78 art 5 s 5
October 2, 2015
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes